TA Resources


This page contains useful information for all Teaching Associates in the Department of Mathematics.

For EMERGENCY ABSENCE (less than 8 business hours before you have to teach): If you are in danger of being unable to teach one of your classes (or proctor an exam) because of an emergency situation please email as soon as possible: TAemergency@math.osu.edu and cc: your lecturer (and the course coordinator, if the situation requires). If email is not an option and time is short, contact the Math Department front desk (292-4975) to report your absence. 

For additional absence guidelines (emergency or planned), please consult the TA Absence Guidelines [pdf].

A list of department contact information can be found at Important Phone Numbers 2018 [pdf] and information on other important university resources for students and instructors can be viewed at Resources for Students 2018 [pdf].

For general TA guidelines, please consult the TA Guidelines [pdf]. These guidelines contain rules that TAs should follow when teaching the large, lower division courses at OSU (such as 1075, 1130, 1131, 1148, 1149, 1150, 1151, 1152, 1172). Instructors of these courses should follow consistent polices in order to be fair to the students. That will help alleviate some common problems and will reduce student complaints.

Slightly different policies and procedures apply for summer teaching. Please consult the Summer Teaching Guidelines (2018) for additional guidance.

Before you leave your employment with the department, please consult the Departure Guidelines [pdf] for information on departure procedures.